Local Investment of Funds

July 2016 to June 2017

United Way of Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan Counties Investment Funds Awarded

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan Counties (UWMPM) will make an impact in the tri-county region over the next 12 months by investing in 25 area programs in the areas of income, health care, and education. This is possible as a result of nearly 2,500 individuals, businesses and organizations who invested in United Way during the 2015 campaign. United Way of MPM is proud to report that 100% of our administrative and fundraising costs are covered by non-donor dollars. That means all of the donor dollars go back into the community through initiatives and programs we invest in.

Applicants were asked to identify how their work advances one of the 11 outcomes on the Community Impact Matrix. Programs that received funding scored high on their applications and are aligned with the Community Impact Matrix and goals of the organization.

Community leaders with diverse professional skills and backgrounds donated over 300 hours to review 26 applications and make funding recommendations to the United Way Board of Directors. Investment Committee members evaluated each program application in the following categories: program description, program results, outcome measurement, past performance (status of previous investment), coordination with other resources, budget, resource management, and application protocol.

The Investment Committee members are:
John Creek, Retired Community Member
Jason Wilhelm, Century National Bank
Mary Kitzig, Genesis HealthCare System
Cindy Linn, Ohio University-Zanesville                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Karen Vincent, Retired Community Member                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Leista Walker, Ohio University Zanesville                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tracey Tonnous, Zane StateCollege                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cindy Aiello, Perry County Board of DD
Dean Wright, Morgan Local Schools

Alicia Farus, North Valley Bank, announced that 2015-2016 campaign yielded $891,523. Campaign proceeds will support discretionary investment, donor designations, and United Way initiatives of 2-1-1 and Financial Stability Partnership. The remaining portion covers pledge loss. Investor specified designations to programs have already begun to be distributed.

Programs funded in 2016-2017:
Boy Scouts (Muskingum Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America) -$ 14,811.04*
Cub Scouts (Muskingum Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America) - $20,224.81
Ohio College Guides Program (Scholarship Central) - $18,990.72*
Reach Out and Read (Muskingum County Literacy Council) - $4,736.27*
Toddler Enrichment Program (The Carr Center) - $10,910.00*
Youth Mentoring (Big Brothers Big Sisters of Zanesville) - $39,891.61*
Summer Day camp (Muskingum Family YMCA) - $9,707.41*
Youth Program (The Lifewell) - $8,523.51

Disaster Services (American Red Cross – Muskingum Valley Chapter) - $15,411.45*
Emergency Shelter (The Salvation Army) - $34,039.06*
Soup Kitchen (The Salvation Army) - $21,433.19*
Homeless Prevention/Utility (The Salvation Army) - $33,346.43*
Homeownership Creation & Preservation Project (Habitat for Humanity) - $13,700.00*
Payee Services (Catholic Social Services) - $30,909.00*

Healthy Smiles (Perry County Health Department) - $36,877.00*
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Maintenance Program (Muskingum Recreation Center) - $23,511.41*
Summer fitness (Muskingum Family YMCA) - $9554.00*
Smoking Cessation (Perry county Cancer Alliance) - $2,302.30*
The Field of Dreams Project (The Fieldhouse Foundation) - $11,698.29*
Fit Kids (The Fieldhouse Foundation) - $8,286.91*
Swim Lessons (Muskingum Family YMCA) - $5,535.89*
Weight Management for Adults with DD (Muskingum Recreation Center) - $36,663.96*
Open Gym ( Zanesville Civic League) - $8,115.57*
Wellness Initiative (AllWell Behavioral Health Services) - $30,648.00
Cooking Camp (Food Works Alliance) - $11,750.00